Japan buys 131,165 tonnes of food wheat via tender
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture bought a total of 131,165 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that closed late on Thursday.
Japan, the world’s sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on imports of the country’s second-most important staple after rice, and buys the majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued thrice a month.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):
COUNTRY TYPE QUANTITY U.S. Western White 8,219 * U.S. Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard) 26,990 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0 pct) 24,283 * Canada Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5 pct) 36,728 * Australia Standard White(West Australia) 34,945 *
Shipments: *Loading between March 21 and April 30, 2019
Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Fumika Inoue)